Snell & Wilmer Attorney Andrew Jacobs Appointed to Arizona Court of Appeals

PHOENIX - Arizonar -- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Andrew M. Jacobs ( has been appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One ( by Governor Katie Hobbs.

"I am honored to appoint Andrew to the Court of Appeals, Division One based on his deep experience, strong leadership in the legal community, and commitment to upholding the law," said Governor Hobbs. "He has argued dozens of civil appeals, and has worked tirelessly to improve Arizona's courts, including through the many commissions and committees to which the Arizona Supreme Court has appointed him."

The Arizona Legislature created the Arizona Court of Appeals in 1964 to reduce the workload of the Arizona Supreme Court, which up to that point was the state's only appellate court. As the state's intermediate appellate court, the Court of Appeals has two divisions, Division One, based in Phoenix, and Division Two, based in Tucson. Division One came into existence with three judges and gradually was expanded to its current number of 16 judges as the state's population increased. Division One decides cases from eight of Arizona's 15 counties. Judges appointed by the Governor who are subject to judicial performance review serve their first term on the court, after which voters decide through retention elections if they are retained to serve on the bench for additional terms.

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Jacobs is the Chair of Snell & Wilmer's appellate practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He has argued over 50 civil appeals, has been appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to four different commissions or committees, has been a principal drafter of many of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, and is a chapter author of the upcoming edition of the Arizona Appellate Handbook. Jacobs' appellate experience includes being counsel of record in a case accepted for review by the United States Supreme Court, arguing over a dozen times to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including en banc, and arguing eight times to the Nevada Supreme Court. Jacobs has also argued to the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals (both Divisions), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

About Snell & Wilmer

Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit (

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Kaitlin Hart

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